October 19, 2021 technology

Zain, Huawei sign MoU to advance 5G infrastructure

KUWAIT: Zain, the leading digital service provider in Kuwait, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with its global partner Huawei to advance its 5G infrastructure for achieving the best user experience and enhancing the network’s quality. The announcement comes as part of Zain’s efforts to reinforce its leadership as the first operator to commercially launch this revolutionary technology in the Kuwaiti market.

The MoU was signed during Zain’s participation at the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX Technology Week 2021) with the presence of Chief Executive Officer of Zain Kuwait Eaman Al-Roudhan and President of Huawei Middle East Carrier Business An Jian. GITEX, hosted in the UAE, is organized by the Dubai World Trade Center, and features the biggest global technology companies, organizations, and entities from the Telecom and IT industry.

Commenting on the partnership, Zain Kuwait’s Chief Executive Officer Eaman Al-Roudhan said: “Today we expand our strategic partnerships in technology to affirm our utmost commitment in offering the most advanced services to our customers. Zain always aspires to offer world-class solutions that live up to our customers’ needs, both consumers and businesses”.

Al-Roudhan continued: “Through this agreement, we explore implementing many technological innovations, including those that are related to 5G solutions, to enhance network coverage, capacity, and to improve 5G consumer experience, fixed wireless access (FWA) user experience, and accelerate creating the development of 5G Stand-Alone network (SA). The MoU also explores upgrading our 5G network’s infrastructure to better empower the digital transformation plans of many vital sectors and industries that Zain serves in the nation”.

Al-Roudhan added: “This MoU not only focuses on operational and technical advancements, but also extends to making sure we achieve sustainable growth, something that we believe in very strongly. Together we will explore how we can reduce our environmental footprint by implementing energy saving solutions, improving network energy efficiency, building a green 5G network, and supporting green solutions for telecom operations within the private and public sectors”.

Al-Roudhan concluded: “The main aim of this collaboration is to invest our joint efforts and expertise with our technology partners to empower the digital transformation that technologies like 5G enable within Kuwait’s business community”. Recently, Zain shared its 5G deployment success story during a keynote as part of the 12th edition of the Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBBF), hosted by global tech leader Huawei in Dubai, featuring the presence of many of the world’s biggest names in the global ICT sector.

Zain’s strategy is centered around digital transformation leadership and empowering the community to enjoy a smarter portable lifestyle, as well as using advanced technology to enable an easier and more flexible life. The company places itself as an active partner in creating the future of smart life in Kuwait. Today’s launch contributes to proving the company’s full potential in triggering the digital community, and will enrich its collaborations in Telecom and IT areas with its strategic partners on multiple levels.


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